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Driftless Area Stream Restoration Symposium - Day 1

Connect with and learn from the scientists and conservationists working in this region's incredible rivers
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Driftless Symposium Presenters 

2024 Day 1 Lineup on March 11


9:00 Opening Remarks
Sara Strassman - TU Driftless Area Restoration Effort 


9:10 Brook Trout Population Response to Mechanical Brown Trout Removal 
                                                     Kasey Yallaly - Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources 

9:35 Evaluating Suitable Habitat for Brook Trout Within Sandstone and Dolostone Geologies in The Driftless Area of Wisconsin 
        Brandon Thill – University of Wisconsin—La Crosse 

10:00 Combining infrastructure and habitat restoration to promote  

community safety, healthy fisheries, and climate resiliency. 
Chris Collier – Trout Unlimited Great Lakes Program
Kyle Magyera - Wisconsin Wetlands Association 


10:45 Geology of Iowa Coldwater Streams
Matthew Graesch, P.G. - Iowa Department of Natural Resources  

11:10 Streambank Erosion & Sediment Reduction in Southeast Minnesota
Dustan Hoffman – Minnesota Department of Natural Resources 


11:35 Genetic tools to guide brook trout propagation and stocking 
Jared Homola, PhD - USGS Wisconsin Cooperative Fishery Research Unit 

12:00 Stihl Award Announcement & lunch with Sara, Paul & Peter
Open Discussion with
TU Driftless Area program staff


To register for Day 2 of the symposium, click here

There's something incredibly special about the waters of the Driftless region, and it isn't just the density or quality of trout finning in the currents or the streamside grasses waving in the breeze.

What truly makes the Driftless special is the army of scientists, restoration specialist and nonprofit and agency partners working to study, care for and recover these fabled streams.
Join Trout Unlimited's Driftless Area Restoration Effort (TU DARE) staff and volunteers for an important two day virtual symposium on March 11 & 12 featuring some of the most powerful and important voices in the partnership we have built to conduct this work.
Each day will feature a range of experts speaking for approximately 20 minutes each on their area of focus and taking your questions. You can attend the full line-up, or use the link provided when you register to drop-in on one or several talks throughout both days.

*Note: All sessions will run concurrently on the same Zoom link and are Central time.
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After you purchase tickets you'll get instructions and a link to attend the event online.